Jan Gothard is Associate Professor in Australian history at Murdoch University. She teaches units in Australian/Asian relations; oral history and interviewing; and Australian environmental history. Gothard has three daughters and lives in Fremantle, Western Australia. She has had a long-term interest in disability since the birth of her daughter with Down syndrome in 1992.
Gothard has had a longstanding interest in oral history and she is the former editor of Oral History Association of Australia Journal.
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2009)
Western Australian Premier’s Prize for History (Winner 2002)
Centenary Medal for services to literature and to society (2001)